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Old 02-01-2013, 06:10 PM
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Whats this sound? and how to fix it?

Its been around zero degrees for the last three days, went to start the jeep yesterday and when i turn the key, it makes and electrical sound from the starter i believe. It doesnt make the clicking sound like most normal starter issues.

It sounds like an electric winch.

also my battery gauge reads less then 12vs, it looks like about 9.

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Old 02-02-2013, 12:02 AM   #2
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Time to get the battery tested. Cold weather will zap a dying battery pretty quickly. Sounds like you have a bad cell. A totally dead battery will do nothing a semi dead battery will click when you try and turn it over. If it is almost dead it will do what you are describing. In a rare case it may be a starter issue, but my money is on the battery. I had to replace mine last week for a similar problem.
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